Lords of the NorthAudiobook CD - 2007
The third installment of Bernard Cornwell s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, like Game of Thrones, but real ( The Observer , London) the basis for The Last Kingdom , the hit BBC America television series.
After achieving victory at King Alfred s side, Uhtred of Bebbanburg is returning to his home in the North, finally free of his allegiance to the King or so he believes. An encounter with a vicious slave trader introduces Uhtred to Guthred, the self-proclaimed King of Northumbria. Curious about Guthred s astounding claim, Uhtred follows him north. But he soon discovers fate has another incredible surprise in store, and begins an unexpected journey that climaxes in the midnight siege of a city thought impregnable a dangerous seige that results in the forging of England.
Lords of the North is Bernard Cornwell s finest work yet a breathtaking adventure, but it also tells the story of the creation of English identity, as the English and Danes begin to become one people, appropriating each other s languages and, thrillingly, fighting side-by-side."